Nothing says summer like a simple white dress. I love this one Claire Danes recently sported. The flutter sleeves are my favorite part. I have to confess that I have a white dress I wear all the time during the warm months. (In fact I wore it yesterday with pink pearls and black cork platforms. Lovely.)
This white BCBG dress is a good option to replicate this look. This one is in an empire waist style. If you are worried that you ate too much pie at the last picnic you attended, this would be good camo!
The black and white combo looks fresh here as well. Instead of a black belt this Cynthia Rowley dress has a built-in necklace so accessorizing is a snap. It also has pockets to store your tiny cell, lip gloss, pepper spray, and other necessities.
A simple shirt dress is another way to go, like this DVF number. (It is on sale at Barney's.) It is all white but you can easily add black into your outfit. A chunk black cuff or big black headband would both work nicely. I also like to pair white with a bright accent color like this red leather J. Crew tote. (It also comes in white if you prefer to stay monochromatic.) Try aqua blue as an accent color as well.
Slip into one of these clean white dresses and you will understand why they say less is more. Just remember to avoid chocolate, red wine, and all those other nasty items that will stain your look...